Comments from our readers:
BUILD THE Ripken Stadium, with all of its bottleneck traffic, harsh lighting, noise, chaos and crime to downtown, far away from his majesty Mayor Deke's Conifer Place, peace, comfort and safety.
I CANNOT FIGURE this out. This whole ballpark thing has been talked about for four years or more now, and the team owners can't come to the commission and tell them what they want? Is it really that hard? Can they not find the marble palace?
BAN CELL PHONES in school. Best joke I have heard all day. No one will enforce it. I work in a high school, I know.
ACCORDING TO THE Columbia County Employee Handbook, county employees are not supposed to smoke within 25 feet of a doorway. Trust me, it is not followed. According to the (handbook), no employees are supposed to smoke in a county owned vehicle. That's another one not followed.
TO CLAIM THAT another multimillion-dollar vacation for Mrs. Obama, this time to South Africa, should be paid for by taxpayers because "we're not that poor yet," is absurd. Aren't we something like $16,000,000,000,000 in the hole? How much poorer must America get to be "that poor?"
THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED New York state legislature voted to allow "gay" marriage. In other words, both big parties will turn on you in a minute. We cannot trust either one.
LET ME GET this straight. So the city has to go and approach Ripken Baseball to find out what they want? How about they just come out and say what they want and what they plan to do? Is that so hard to do?
THIS IS A RANT for Commissioner Joe Bowles. I read in the paper that he spoke at that gay pride festival. I don't think that's right. We shouldn't be condoning that kind of sinful lifestyle. At least the mayor had enough sense to stay away from it, because it makes the city look bad and he wants to promote the city in a positive way.
THIS IS A RANT about the bridge on Lock and Dam Road in front of the mayor's pond. The lip on the bridge will bust your tires. It needs to be fixed before someone gets hurt by having a tire blow out!
A BUNCH OF CROOKS called congressmen are taking a holiday -- they call it official business -- in Europe. Never expect these thugs to do anything right. If American voters can't learn after this to ALWAYS vote against incumbents, American voters have successfully been dumbed down by public school "education," just like socialist power grabbers have always wanted.
AUGUSTA HAS A MOST unusual map. From south to north comes Third Avenue, then Second Avenue, then First Avenue, and then 15th Avenue. That must make sense to somebody.
THIS IS A RANT to the businesses who supported the Augusta Gay Pride Parade. I will not be patronizing Certa Pro Painters, Meybohm Realtors, Verizon or Wells Fargo. Sexual orientation should be kept private and not flaunted openly. I hope these companies will invest as much money in pro-family causes as they do anti-family ones like the LGBT movement.
A TRAFFIC CAMERA needs to go up at the intersection of Jimmy Dyess and Powell Road. Wrecks, wrecks and more wrecks.